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  1. Popo

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Maybe Richard Leadbetter will do a digital Foundry special on the selection process for SM/SSM letter selection.
  2. Popo

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    I am awed! In what capacity?
  3. Popo

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Sega are gilding the lily of nostalgia by holding back the western release of Virtua Racing from its Japanese release. It’s just like being back in the mid-90s! The only thing missing is a glossy Sega Magazine showcase feature.
  4. Popo

    Seinfeld - from the start

    How infuriating! Serenity now!
  5. Popo

    Alien: Isolation

    Yes, you’re in for a treat. I may get stuck in yet again today - I’ve played it through more times than I can count but have yet to do a run where I go back for all the Nostromo logs.
  6. Popo

    League of Gentlemen

    Ah sorry, for clarification I’m talking about Live Again, not the League of Gentlemen in general!
  7. Popo

    League of Gentlemen

    I did not know about this but Im watching it now on the BBC and it is sublime. Hello jobseekers!
  8. I saw it on the weekend just passed and thought it was brilliant! I really loved the 90s LA setting, made me feel like I was watching Terminator 2, Point Break, Boyz n the Hood, or a movie of that ilk. Like Wonder Woman, I really liked the tone surrounding Captain Marvel herself - this ass-kicking hero just happens to be female, so let’s get on with the ass-kicking. I get that Black Panther was rightly a milestone for African American representation in film - I think this also worked as a milestone, but in a different way; that having a female lead who is represented on screen not for her sexuality but for her personality is completely normal, works just as well as having a man in the role and is so natural you don’t even think about it while you’re watching. It was so not a thing, and that surely has to be a milestone for the movie industry to take note of and cast accordingly in the future. Loved the fight scene on the metro. Stan Lee’s cameo, reading over the Mallrats script, truly warmed the cockles of my heart.
  9. I would contend that such a story just didn’t exist and wasn’t intended to exist. The creators just needed someone bad at the top of a new evil organisation to mandate the need for some good guys and set into motion the story they wanted to tell. He’s just a plot device.
  10. I’ve had it on in the background while doing other things, hasn’t really grabbed my attention like the first did.
  11. Popo

    Sonic Mania

    Freedom Planet looks like Sonic without the license. Does it play a good game of Sonic? Looks like just the ticket while we wait for more Sonic. Sonic Sonic Sonic.
  12. Popo

    The first one is by far the worst one

    If we dismiss, as we rightly should*, the second entry in the series: Super Mario Bros. 3. The first one wasn’t bad, far from it, but SMB3 improves on it in every way and arguably has the best ‘handling’ in any 2D Mario. *SMB2 was obviously just more of the same in Japan, and a much weirder game over here, so 3 is the real ‘sequel’ !
  13. It was a great twist, but not something you could reasonably have any emotional investment in. Who cares about Snoke? He was more a plot device than a character, really.
  14. I don’t think there was any intention to explore this stuff. The start of episode VII launches into a new period in galactic affairs, already in full flow - one of the many ways that movie echos A New Hope. Theres a new bad guy, he’s called Snoke, we know he’s bad because look at his face... let’s batter him.
  15. This is brilliant. Anyway, I’ve come to withdraw my earlier comment - Vader dies at the end of VI and becomes a ghost but wouldn’t have been able to have ‘learned’ how to become a ghostie, it just happened. Which suggests he did a presto-chango deathbed conversion to the light side, granting him the eternal life that comes with being a really wicked-powerful Jedi Knight, and the concept of having to learn the skill from another is rubbish. But the second theory is also a bit dubious. How much do-gooding does one have to achieve to cancel out all the dastardly deeds from one’s past? Can you just rescue a cat from a tree before copping it to receive your free pass? And ohhh dear my eyes have gone crossed. Its almost like the ghost stuff was used to serve a plot purpose in the original movies, doesn’t really stand up to too much scrutiny, but has been used as the foundations for canon, on which the rickety structures of other movies has been built.

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